The CODATU (SMDC) Conference is an event that brings together experts from sustainable mobility, transport, climate projects, and urban development to share their knowledge and explore new solutions for creating more livable and sustainable cities. The conference was organized by CODATU, the International Observatory of Sustainable Mobility in Developing Countries, and the Senegalese Ministry of Equipment, Transport, and Logistics.
The 2022 edition of the CODATU (SMDC) Conference was held from October 3rd to October 7th in Dakar, Senegal at the King Fahd Palace Hotel. The conference featured a wide range of presentations and discussions on topics such as sustainable urban mobility, public transportation, and urban planning.
One of the highlights of the conference’s side events was the presentation of AddisMapTransit, an innovative platform for public transportation trip planning in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Developed by BAME PLC, AddisMapTransit further plans to use data visualization and spatial analysis to help city officials and transit operators improve the efficiency and accessibility of the city’s public transportation system.
The AddisMapTransit platform utilizes OpenStreetMap, open-source map data, which is used to gather various public transportation information and map out the different public transportation lines in the city. With that, it provides schedule information about the buses and other public transit vehicles, as well as detailed route information for each line. Additionally, the platform includes a rich set of information that allows users to explore and understand their options and the available modes in the city’s transportation network, and in the back, its plans to provide detailed information such as identifying areas where service is most needed or measuring the impact of proposed changes to the system.
The AddisMapTransit presentation at the CODATU (SMDC) Conference gave attendees the opportunity to learn more about this initiative and the innovative approach it takes to managing public transportation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It also will help other cities to develop similar platforms and improve their own public transportation systems.
This conference provides a platform for experts and practitioners to share their knowledge and experiences, and to collaborate on developing new solutions for creating more livable and sustainable cities in the developing world. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the latest research, best practices, and case studies from around the world and network with leading experts in the field.
Overall, CODATU (SMDC) Conference is a great opportunity for anyone interested in sustainable mobility and urban development to learn from leading experts and to engage with others who share their passion for creating more livable and sustainable cities.